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A Hacker"s Nightmare: Programmable Chips Secured by Chaos

A complex network of randomly interconnected logic gates creates conditions that could thwart hackers Not all chaos is bad. In the case of programmable chips, chaos can be harnessed to create a unique digital identifier. Think of it as a finger.....»»

Category: Source:  ieeeApr 19th, 2021

Bitmain places orders for 5nm mining chips with TSMC

According to a report from DigiTimes (via Tom’s Hardware), Bitmain’s 5nm chip orders with TSMC will begin at the start of the third quarter before ramping up substantially in Q1 2022. The improved power-efficiency of the foundry’s N5 process wo.....»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated News13 hr. 47 min. ago

BT substrate supply increasingly tight on strong cryptomining demand

The supply of BT substrates has been increasingly tight, as more vendors of chips, particularly cryptomining ASICs, have turned to adopt BT substrates amid worsening shortages of ABF substrates, according to industry sources......»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated News16 hr. 48 min. ago

Chips shortages to slow down specs upgrades for new offerings in 2H21

As shortages of ICs and other components are expected to worsen further in the peak season, downstream system makers are expected to slow down specs upgrades for their new offerings set for launch in the second half of the year, according to industry.....»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated News16 hr. 48 min. ago

Achronix to Participate in Oppenheimer Emerging Growth Conference on May 12, 2021

SANTA CLARA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Achronix Semiconductor Corporation, a leader in high-performance field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) and embedded FPGA (eFPGA) IP, today announced that President and CEO, Robert Blake, and CFO, Mark.....»»

Category: topSource:  marketingvoxRelated NewsMay 6th, 2021

Qualcomm chips in hundreds of millions of Android phones have a critical security flaw

If the BLURtooth vulnerability didn't look particularly worrisome, now we have a new security problem that creates a potential backdoor into a third of all mobile phones in the world, including high-end Android phones made by Samsung, LG, Google, One.....»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated NewsMay 6th, 2021

IBM"s new 2nm design can pack over 50 billion transistors onto a chip the size of a fingernail

IBM predicts that smartphones based on the new chip technology could have up to four times more battery life compared to 7nm-based handsets. Laptops with 2nm chips could better perform tasks like language translation while self-driving vehicles could.....»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated NewsMay 6th, 2021

Lightmatter’s photonic AI ambitions light up an $80M B round

AI is fundamental to many products and services today, but its hunger for data and computing cycles is bottomless. Lightmatter plans to leapfrog Moore’s law with its ultra-fast photonic chips specialized for AI work, and with a new $80M round t.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsMay 6th, 2021

Gigabyte announces a pair of Aorus pre-built gaming rigs with Intel/AMD chips and Nvidia RTX 3080 graphics

The new Aorus Model X and Model S offer the same choice of core components inside different form factors. This includes choosing between either an 8C/16T Core i9-11900K or a 12C/24T Ryzen 9 5900X chip and pairing it with a fixed choice of GPU: An Nvi.....»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated NewsMay 6th, 2021

TSMC sees orders for cryptomining chips pick up

Bitmain, a vendor of bitcoin mining ASICs and equipment, has placed 5nm chip orders with TSMC with production slated to kick off starting the third quarter, according to industry sources......»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated NewsMay 6th, 2021

Highlights of the day: Foxconn-Yageo JV targets small ICs

EMS giant Foxconn, taking a step further in its transformation, has formed a joint venture with passive component maker Yageo for the development and sales of what they call "small ICs" - semiconductor chips with ASP lower than US$2.00. Meanwhile, TS.....»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated NewsMay 6th, 2021

Nichia setting up miniLED chip production capacity

Nichia, with investment of JPY60 billion (US$549 million), is setting up dedicated production capacity for miniLED chips for backlighting applications in Tokushima Prefecture, Japan, with completion scheduled for July 2021 and production to kick off.....»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated NewsMay 6th, 2021

Tesla supplier Delta Electronics invests $7M in AI chip startup Kneron

Despite a persistent semiconductor shortage that is disrupting the global automotive industry, investors remain bullish on the chips used to power next-generation vehicles. Kneron, a startup that develops semiconductors to give devices artificial int.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsMay 6th, 2021

From Refugee to Micron VP

Thy Tran helped develop the new generation of DRAM chips Photo: Micron Thy Tran, vice president of DRAM process integration at Micron in Boise, Idaho. .entry-content .tisubhead { color: #999999; font-family: ver.....»»

Category: Source:  ieeeRelated NewsMay 5th, 2021

Epistar sees LED orders shifted from Osram Opto

As car-use LED supply from Germany-based Osram Opto Semiconductors has fallen short of demand, many cevice makers have turned to Epistar for support, sending the Taiwanese firm's capacity for AlGaInP LED chips to full utilization, according to indust.....»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated NewsMay 5th, 2021

US Commerce Dept Pressing Taiwan To Supply More Chips To US Automakers

The U.S. Commerce Department is pressing Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing and other Taiwanese firms to prioritize the needs of American automakers to ease chip shortages in the near term, Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo said on Tuesday. From a rep.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsMay 5th, 2021

Biden commerce chief calls for surge in U.S. chip production

Gina Raimondo said producing leading-edge chips in the U.S. could create jobs and wean the nation off over-dependence on China and Taiwan.    .....»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated NewsMay 5th, 2021

Biden Commerce chief calls for surge in U.S. chip production

Gina Raimondo said producing leading-edge chips in the U.S. could create jobs and wean the nation off over-dependence on China and Taiwan.    .....»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated NewsMay 4th, 2021

Automotive chip probing demand to stay robust through end-2021

Wafer probing service providers have seen the visibility of orders for automotive chips extended to the end of 2021, as TSMC has committed capacity support to chip vendors, according to industry sources......»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated NewsMay 4th, 2021

MediaTek to scale down 4G mobile chip shipments

MediaTek has notified its China-based smartphone clients that it will scale down shipments of 4G chips in 2021 due to tight capacities at foundry houses, according to industry sources......»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated NewsMay 4th, 2021

Highlights of the day: Packaging materials in severe shortage

Backend service providers face as much as a 50% shortage of packaging materials from until June as a result of production issues at Japanese suppliers. MediaTek is prioritizing shipments for 5G chips, telling its Chinese handset clients that it is c.....»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated NewsMay 4th, 2021